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Three Faces of Languedoc Wine: Aimé Guibert, Robert Skalli & Gérard Bertrand

The Wine Economist

Aimé Guibert and Robert Skalli — these were the key protagonists in my analysis of globalization and wine in the Languedoc in my 2011 book Wine Wars.  Both Guilbert and Skalli revolutionized Languedoc wine, but in different ways. And they had different opinions of globalization, too. If I were writing a second edition of Wine […]

State of the Art? Aussie Wine Tourism Invests in Asia & Digital Strategies

The Wine Economist

Wine tourism is an increasingly important element of wine marketing and sales as both authenticity and identity grow as ways to differentiate products in today’s incredibly crowded and competitive global market. Nothing like the personal experience that wine visitors often receive to turn customers into ambassadors. Of course wine tourism does more than sell wine […]

Wine Economist World Tour Update: Italy, Napa, Moldova, Romania

The Wine Economist

The Wine Economist returns to the road in a few weeks. Here are some of the stops we plan during the summer months. June 2018 I’ll be speaking about “Around the World in Eighty Wines” and leading a wine tasting as part of the University of Puget Sound’s Summer Reunion Weekend Alumni College. June 8-9, 2018. […]

Navigating the Headwinds for French Wine Exports to the U.S. Market

The Wine Economist

Sue and I recently returned from a press tour to three French wine regions — Languedoc, Roussillon, and the Loire Valley —  that are benefiting from the current surge in demand for French wines in the U.S. market. As I noted last week, France is back on consumer radar, especially with buyers thirsty for  Rosé […]

Unlocking the Market Potential of Languedoc, Roussillon, & the Loire Valley

The Wine Economist

What do you think of when you think of French wine? If you are like most people, your thoughts probably stray to the iconic regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. These regions and their wines are fundamental to the way we understand U.S. French wine and wine generally. The Rhone and Alsace are probably on […]

Outlaw Wine? 19 Crimes Succeeds by Breaking All the Wine Marketing Rules

The Wine Economist

19 Crimes, the popular brand from Treasury Wine Estates, does everything wrong. It breaks all the “conventional wisdom” rules. It is everything that shouldn’t sell in the U.S. market. And yet it flies off the shelves. What’s going on? 19 Crimes is an Australian wine brand, which is the first problem. Sales of Aussie wines […]

Wine in America: Surprising Idaho and its Diverse Wine Scene

The Wine Economist

There is a big world of American wine out there, full of surprises. Wine is made in all 50 states, so “Support your local wine industry” is practical advice. Sometimes this requires you to head off the the vineyards, but sometimes they can come to you. Case in point … the booming Boise, Idaho wine […]

The Changing Face of Wine in America: The Cooper’s Hawk Phenomenon

The Wine Economist

As I noted last week, wine is everywhere in America, or nearly so, and while it is common knowledge that the U.S. is the world’s largest wine market and that wine is produced in all 50 states, the diversity of the wine experience here sometimes comes as a surprise. Case in point … What if […]

Scratching the Surface of Wine in America

The Wine Economist

I was busy this winter speaking at national and regional wine industry gatherings here in the United States: the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento (the western hemisphere’s largest wine industry meeting) and smaller but equally ambitious wine business meetings in Colorado, Idaho, and Washington State. It’s been inspiring to meet so many hard-working […]

Review of “Our Blood is Wine”: A Film about Georgia Qvevri Wine

The Wine Economist

  Our Blood is Wine, directed by Emily Railsback, released by Music Box Films, 2018. Available as video-on-demand via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc. Our Blood is Wine is a fascinating look at traditional wine-making in Georgia (the republic, not the U.S. state) and how it survived the traumatic Soviet era to be widely celebrated today as […]

Războaiele Vinului: Romanian Wine Wars

The Wine Economist

Romania has a long wine history and a more significant contemporary wine market presence than many observers appreciate. Its fine wines seem to fly under the radar here in the United States. Romania produces more wine than New Zealand, according to OIV statistics. So why are Kiwi wines much  better known on the international scene? Strategy […]

Book Review: Intriguing Variations on a Wine Globalization Theme

The Wine Economist

Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History edited by Kym Anderson and Vicente Pinilla, Cambridge University Press, 2018. (See also The World’s Wine Markets: Globalization at Work edited by Kym Anderson, Edward Elgar, 2004.) The fact that wine is such a global business was one of factors that motivated me to study it seriously in the first place. […]

Book Review: James Conaway on the Napa Valley Wine Wars

The Wine Economist

James Conaway, Napa at Last Light: America’s Eden in an Age of Calamity (Simon & Schuster, March 2018). Hegel wrote that the Owl of Minerva only takes flight at dusk, suggesting that wisdom (the owl) finally awakes when the day is nearly done and the opportunity to benefit from insight has almost passed. It is […]

Beyond Wine Boom & Bust: Taking a Closer Look at the SVB Report

The Wine Economist

Silicon Valley Bank recently released their 2018 State of the Industry report on the U.S. wine market and if you haven’t read it you should. It is well researched, written, and argued. Most important, it will challenge your ideas about the U.S. wine industry and make you think. Most of the media reaction to the report […]

David Ricardo to Donald Trump: Global Wine Trade and Its Discontents

The Wine Economist

When David Ricardo wanted to make the logic of his famous Theory of Comparative Advantage crystal clear he knew what example to choose: wine. It was obvious that Britain should import wine from Portugal in exchange for cloth rather than trying for vinous self-sufficiency. Any fool could see that! Make Great Britain Great? But wine […]

Wine Business 101: Exploring America’s Largest Wine Industry Trade Show

The Wine Economist

Contributing editor Sue Veseth is fascinated by wine industry trade shows. She recently attended the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium trade show in Sacramento, California. Here is her report. >>><<< Making wine is not very stuff-intensive, right? Some grapes, a vessel for fermentation, maybe a couple of barrels, some bottles or jugs, closures — voilà! […]

Wine Tourism Grows Up: A Visit to Washington’s Chateau Ste Michelle

The Wine Economist

I am in Kennewick, Washington today and tomorrow to speak at the Washington Winegrowers Association 2018 Convention & Trade Show.  Tomorrow I’ll share some thoughts about wine premiumization in the “State of the Industry” session, but today’s focus is wine tourism. I’ll give a global perspective on wine tourism as part of a program on  “The Business […]

Wine Tourism Challenge: Giving City Visitors a Taste of the Wine Country

The Wine Economist

The most famous explanation of international trade is David Ricardo’s Theory of Comparative Advantage. England can make both cloth and wine and so can Portugal, but they will both gain if England specializes in cloth and trades it for Portuguese wines on the basis of each country’s relative efficiency of production. Divine Will? There are […]

Around the World in Eighty Wines Wins Gourmand International Wine Book Prize

The Wine Economist

My new book Around the World in Eighty Wines has received the Gourmand International 2018 award for best U.S. book in the wine and spirits tourism category and will now compete for “Best in the World” with winners from other countries. The global gold, silver, and bronze medals will be announced this May at award […]

Trickle Up Wine Economics and the Big Wine Market Squeeze of 2018

The Wine Economist

You’ve probably heard of “trickle down” economics. It’s the theory that if you give money to the rich it ends up benefiting those who are not so rich as the wealthy spend or invest their money and create incomes and jobs for others. Trickle Up and Down Trickle down economics is controversial. Not because it […]

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